SGS North America, Inc. Laboratory Analyst - General Chemistry in Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Internal Job ID: 743999720792646Company DescriptionSGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing andcertification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for qualityand integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network ofover 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.Job DescriptionOur Wheat Ridge, CO laboratory is looking for a laboratory analyst to jointheir General Chemistry team. The Laboratory Analyst, General Chemistryprepares and analyzes samples with accuracy and precision in accordance toSGS' analytical SOPs. This position works independently and as part of ateam to meet daily production targets and ensure hold times and turnaroundtimes are met. The Laboratory Analyst, General Chemistry understands andapplies basic analytical chemistry principles, always follow safe laboratorypractices and maintains a safe working environment. This Laboratory Analystreports into the Laboratory Supervisor, General Chemistry.The Laboratory Analyst, General Chemistry:* Prepares and analyzes samples according to SGS' analytical SOPs usinginstrumentation specific to the department and analytical methodologies.* Performs analytical measurements that are both accurate and precise.* Works independently and as part of a team to meet daily production targetsand ensures hold times and turnaround times are met.* Understands and applies basic analytical chemistry principles.* Makes standards and reagents as required and documents work appropriately.* Uses and updates LIMS to track and manage workload.* Follows safe practices and maintains a safe working environment.* Works with the Department Supervisor to manage work load.* Applies technical judgment to determine potential problems for samples.* Calibrates instrumentation.* Processes and reports analytical results.* Updates and loads work into LIMS. Uses LIMS for appropriate backgroundinformation.* Uses technical judgment to determine the appropriate analytical approach forvarious sample matrices.* Appropriately uses lab applications.* Tracks instrument quality control.* Appropriately follows safety, operational integrity and quality controlrequirements for the work that is done.Qualifications* A degree or diploma in a science field with relevant lab classes orequivalent experience* Environmental laboratory experience a plus* Must be able to perform analytical measurements that are both accurate andprecise* Must have the ability to read and follow documented procedures, SOPs,safety rules, and operating and maintenance instructions* Knowledge and understanding of basic analytical chemistry principles* Some analytical thinking and problem-solving skills are a requirement ofthis position. Must have some understanding of process and workflow.* Manual dexterity required. Must be able to perform some repetitive taskswith accuracy and precision.* Demonstrates upmost level of integrity in all instances and shows respecttowards others and towards company principles.* Excellent time management skills which includes the ability to balancemultiple projects concurrently (with different deadlines) and arrange theresources necessary to accomplish them.* Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)* Experience with LIMS an assetPhysical/Sensory Demands Frequency Requirements:* Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks for sustained periods of time* Standing, particularly for sustained periods of time* Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objecthorizontally from position to position* Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities ofa primarily product/technical nature* Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, pull,or otherwise move objects.* Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with thefingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.